2014 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Date and Time: 7.30pm on Monday November 3rd, 2013.
Burnham-On-Sea 2014 Carnival Route: Tesco's Roundabout > Love Lane > Manor Road > Victoria
Street > High Street > Marine Drive > finishes opposite
Burnham Holiday Village in Marine Drive. See
the route map.
Carnival parking: Get into Burnham early as many roads in the town close at
6.30pm. Best places for parking are the Oxford Street Car park
and the Somerfield's supermarket car park [map]
although many side streets also have spaces.
Other events at this year's 2014 carnival:
The carnival floats will first arrive in Burnham-On-Sea late on
the Saturday night after completing the Bridgwater Carnival. The
floats will gather along the B3140, between Edithmead and Love
Lane, and will be on display to the public in the daytime throughout
Sunday and Monday (albeit without the dazzling lights, dancers
Disabled parking permit for the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival:
Facilities are available for disabled visitors
to view Burnham's carnival procession from the comfort of their
own car. For a small sum you can enjoy the event from the comfort
of your own vehicle regardless of the weather conditions at the
time. Cheques for disabled parking must be payable to 'Highbridge
& Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Association' and sent to Phil
New, Carnival Chairman, 221 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset
TA9 3EJ. Telephone (01278) 780219.
2014 SOMERSET CARNIVAL DATES
01 November 19:00 Bridgwater
Mon 03 November 19:30 Burnham-On-Sea
Fri 07 November 19:15 Weston-super-Mare
Sat 08 November 19:00 North Petherton
Wed 12 November 19:30 Shepton Mallet
Fri 14 November 19:00 Wells
Sat 15 November 19:00 Glastonbury
VIDEO: BURNHAM-ON-SEA CARNIVAL
crowd of more than 20,000 people lined the streets of Burnham-On-Sea
to watch the town's illuminated carnival.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION - BURNHAM-ON-SEA CARNIVAL:
of people from all over Britain make the journey to this part
of Somerset to watch the November carnivals. Watching
dozens of dazzling illuminated floats parade through the streets
is an amazing spectacle.
Over one hundred
giant Carnival floats pass before your eyes, each one pulsating
with music and aglow with the lights from thousands of coloured
light bulbs, fantastically coloured costumes and special effects
to create a magical evening of entertainment.
The origins of the carnival lie in Bridgwater where the inhabitants
commemorated the date of Guy Fawkes' attempt in 1605 to blow up
parliament with a parade. Bridgwater stages the first carnival
of the series across Somserset.
celebrations continue through the weekend with carnivals at North
Petherton and Burnham-on-Sea / Highbridge with free firework displays,
street entertainment, arts and special events. The Carnival also
goes on to other locations around Somerset including Weston-Super-Mare.